Ichingo Chobe River Lodge
Super spot for a memorable safari and wonderful fishing
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is a lovely spot from which to enjoy both a memorable safari and wonderful fishing. Set on Impalila Island on the Namibian side of the Chobe River, the lodge blends stylish accommodation with a lovely, relaxed atmosphere.
Tigerfish and more
This eastern Zambezi Region (formerly Caprivi) is the home of extensive floodplains and the breeding area of a multitude of fish species, some of which can be caught on fly and spinner. Anglers will enjoy superb fishing on the Chobe River with access to huge areas of prime water on the famous Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, and many productive waterways found in between. The ferocious tigerfish are the main draw but there are other species to target too, including catfish and bream. Ichingo Chobe River Lodge offers excellent fishing all year round – from the annual floods starting in March to the feeding frenzies in the winter months. Knowledgeable guides will make sure that your fishing in African is an experience to remember.
If you have friends and family joining you, there are plenty other activities available. The region is renowned for its elephant and there are good populations of hippo, crocodile, water buffalo, lion, various buck species, and some cheeky baboons that head down to the river for a splash or drink of water. Avid birders or early risers can head out on a morning birding cruise to spot some of the 450 bird species resident here. The guides are all local and have detailed knowledge of all the wildlife in the vicinity.
Lovely tented lodge tucked beneath a canopy of trees
Eight spacious, air-conditioned and tastefully appointed Meru-style safari tents offer peace and tranquillity. Each tent has a private balcony and seating area overlooking the river. Inside the lodge there are plenty of quiet spots and comfortable sofas to relax with a book. There’s a pool and the deck enjoys a great view across the river.
Kennedy’s Bar is a great venue to celebrate the day’s catch, or to simply relax and enjoy a sun downer at the end of a busy day. Once you retire for the night there’s the romance of sleeping under canvas – drifting off to the sound of the river rushing by.
Meeting point between four countries
Impalila Island is a Namibian promontory perched on the eastern tip of the Zambezi Region (previously known as the Caprivi Strip). It has the privileged position of being the meeting point between four countries, namely Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The island is created by the Zambezi River to the north, the Chobe River to the south and a waterway known as the Kasai Channel that cuts this piece of land off from the rest of the Caprivi floodplains in the west. The island is about 12km long and 4km across at its widest point in the west. Road transfers are available from Kasane International Airport, Victoria Falls International Airport and Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (formerly Livingstone Airport).